Where: 17th and Colorado (Metro lot) Please join us Dec. 2nd at 9am to celebrate the completion of the newest addition to the Santa Monica protected bike network with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a morning full of free, family-friendly activities. Enjoy donuts, local musicians and performers, remarks from the Mayor, giveaways, and bike rides along the project. See more about the event HERE! Hope to see you there!
Schedule: 9 a.m. Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate (while supplies last) 9:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony
Mayor Gleam Davis
Director of Transportation Anuj Gupta
Chief of Police Ramon Batista
Santa Monica Spoke Director Cynthia Rose
10 a.m. Santa Monica High School Marching Band 11:15 a.m. Academia de Danza Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo 10 a.m. – noon Guided bike tours
Keystone projects like this improve bike and pedestrian safety and promote sustainability to help combat climate change. The completion of the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue project marks a milestone step towards advancing the city’s key strategic priority of fostering a Sustainable & Connected Community. In addition to promoting sustainability and multi-modal transportation, Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue advances the City’s commitment to a Clean and Safe Santa Monica, including the Vision Zero initiative, which is the goal of eliminating severe traffic injuries and deaths on city streets. This critical project builds upon community engagement and feedback including the adopted Bike Action Plan Protected Network Amendment, Pedestrian Action Plan, the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo) Plan, as well as the city’s Land Use and Circulation Element. Click to see a list of more exciting Mobility Projects
17th and Colorado (Metro lot) Santa Monica Street Safety Champion Mayor Gleam Davis, Community Booths, Entertainment, Bike Give Away and more!
Please stop by and say hi! Santa Monica Spoke, SaMo Safe Streets Alliance and our Youth Leadership Collective will all be there! We will have booth with safety info and materials + free helmets to give a way (while supply lasts).
Updated info will be posted on the event page HERE
Thank you Councilmember Zwick, Torosis and Mayor Davis for Agenda Item 16C presented on the November 14th City Council Agenda to strengthen Santa Monica’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate all preventablefatal and severe-injury crashes from Santa Monica’s roads. This action came on the heels of the recent fatal crash on Idaho Ave. October 27th where 69 year old Tania Mooser — our neighbor, mother, sister and retired teacher — was struck and killed while riding her bicycle. Two weeks later another bicyclist was struck and injured at the same intersection. See more info here on the agenda item HERE
Support City Council Item 16C to Improve Street Safety
and strengthen Santa Monica’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate all preventablefatal and severe-injury crashes from Santa Monica’s roads. This action comes on the heels of the recent fatal crash on Idaho Ave. October 27th where 69 year old Tania Mooser — our neighbor, mother, sister and retired teacher — was struck and killed while riding her bicycle. Two weeks later another bicyclist was struck and injured at the same intersection.
Santa Monica has made great strides in advancing ambitious Vision Zero goals, yet more work remains to fully realize the initiative. With motion 16C the City Council directs the City Manager to work with staff to implement the following initiatives to improve roadway safety through what are commonly referred to as the three E’s of transportation safety: engineering, enforcement, and education.
Immediately initiate engineering analysis of outstanding community requests to upgrade intersections to all-way stops, with the intersections on Idaho Avenue to be prioritized.
Develop and publish locally tailored City of Santa Monica guidelines for upgrading unsignalized intersections to all-way stop controlled intersections that further our City’s adopted goal of zero fatal and severe-injury crashes.
Upgrade the portal through which residents can report a dangerous intersection, allowing for staff to determine a variety of possible safety interventions, including all-way stops, traffic circles, and diverters. In all such analyses, the determination that furthers our City’s adopted goal of zero fatal and severe-injury crashes shall be recommended whenever possible.
Establish criteria for the use of “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” warning signs at two-way stop-controlled intersections that are not recommended for conversion, and develop an installation plan and timetable for such signage on intersections that meet the criteria.
Establish a regular meeting series between the Santa Monica Police Department and Department of Transportation to review traffic safety enforcement priorities, including locations and violations of highest concern, and capacity for reallocation of enforcement resources to priority areas and violations.
Refresh the City’s popular “Take the Friendly Road” roadway safety messaging campaign and initiate a new push of community messaging, including, but not limited to, bus ads, public service announcements, digital media efforts, and physical collateral.
Develop and submit a proposal in the upcoming biennial CIP process that evaluates and proposes safety countermeasures including the creation of “daylighting” zones to address illegal parking that obstructs sight-lines, with a focus on priority un-signalized intersections as identified in the 2022 Local Roadway Safety Plan.
Identify shortfalls in resources, if any, required to implement these vital safety measures, and consider possible sources of funding needed beyond any CIP dollars requested per the above item, including, but not limited to, transportation impact fees, administrative fines for parking violations, the parking facilities tax, and any available grants.
City of Santa Monica Mobility Staff will Join us for a Virtual Online Meeting to present updates on bike and safety projects, campaigns, and to get your feedback. Please join us Sunday November 12th at 10am.
Meeting Discussion and Topics:
Bike Action Plan Update
Broadway and other Bike Corridor Projects
New Bike and Safety Projects and Campaigns
17th Street Ribbon Cutting Event
To get the zoom link please click here to Registerand to submit questions for staff or for discussion. Any updates will be added to Calendar Event HERE